GST in New Zealand

How to know about GST in New Zealand for Non-resident businesses

The New Zealand GST refers to the Goods and Service Tax that is levied on digital and physical goods traded for New Zealand consumption.  There is a need to register for GST in New Zealand for people having commercial presence and business with gross income of more than NZD $60,000.

Non-resident businesses

Goods and services tax refers to the consumption tax of NewZealand. It includes a 15% tax added to the goods and services supplied price in New Zealand and this includestheimported goods and services.

From 1 October 2016 a non-resident business in New Zealand supplying remote services means he is doing it from outside New Zealand. This also means he is doing this business with a New Zealand customer’s resident. If so, it is a must to register for GST on the supplies.

The services required for your non-resident business that requires New Zealand GST registration and also asks to charge GST on supplies made to the residential customers of New Zealand include online gaming, video streaming, gambling and music streaming services.

As per IR regulations, there is a need to ascertain the customers or businesses to that you are selling to be residing in New Zealand. Thus, your customers must provide two non-conflicting evidence pieces. The following are considered as valid evidence pieces of residence:

  • Billing address of your customer.
  • The IP address of the device to book the supplies for you.
  • The bank details of the customer, including account information that is used to make payment.
  • Your customer’s permanent location that is fixed land line number through which you supply services.

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